UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 16, 2005, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States and Canada, and later released on DVD.

UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2
The poster for UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateApril 16, 2005
VenueMGM Grand Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Attendance14,562 (Paid: 12,643)
Total gate$2,575,450
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Team Couture vs. Team Liddell Finale UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 UFC 53: Heavy Hitters


Headlining the card were the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell. At the time, it was the highest-grossing UFC event ever at the live gate, with $2,575,450 in ticket sales.[2] Dan "The Beast" Severn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame at this event.

The total fighter payroll for UFC 52 was $519,500.[3]

The rematch bout between Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg for the Welterweight title is one of president of the UFC Dana White's favorite fights.[4] In 2015 during International Fight Week, this became the second fight to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.[4]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Chuck Liddell def. Randy Couture (c) KO (punches) 1 2:06 [a]
Light Heavyweight Renato Sobral def. Travis Wiuff Submission (armbar) 2 0:24
Welterweight Matt Hughes (c) def. Frank Trigg Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:05 [b]
Middleweight Matt Lindland def. Travis Lutter Submission (guillotine choke) 2 3:15
Welterweight Georges St-Pierre def. Jason Miller Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Middleweight Ivan Salaverry def. Joe Riggs Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:42
Middleweight Joe Doerksen def. Patrick Côté Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:35
Light Heavyweight Mike van Arsdale def. John Marsh Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.mmaweekly.com/ufc-pay-per-view-buys-explode-in-2006
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2006-07-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Ivan's Blog--- Ivan Trembow's Self-Important, Random Rants on Mixed Martial Arts, Video Games, Pro Wrestling, Television, Politics, Sports, and High-Quality Wool Socks".
  4. ^ a b Brent Brookhouse (May 20, 2015). "Jeff Blatnick and Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg 2 to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2018-08-29.

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